This is an easy way to spice up regular hot chocolate mix. Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on taste. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir.

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Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.4mg 1% DV; sodium 84.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2004
Now this hits the spot! I do change the recipe in the sense that I have cocoa powder and make the hot chocolate out of that instead of the instant taste all the better IMO. But the addition of the cinnamon and the pinch of chili powder make a good cup of homemade hotchocolate into a FANTASTIC treat. Just those two things change the ordinary into a very special very YUMMY drink. Thanks so much for this recipe Mexican Hot Chocolate is the best hot chocolate I've ever had. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2011
I made this with my brother and it tasted like store bought hot chocolate to me. I didn't taste the chili powder but the cinnamon tasted alright. Next time I'm making this with cocoa powder or chocolate squares. Read More
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142 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2004
Now this hits the spot! I do change the recipe in the sense that I have cocoa powder and make the hot chocolate out of that instead of the instant taste all the better IMO. But the addition of the cinnamon and the pinch of chili powder make a good cup of homemade hotchocolate into a FANTASTIC treat. Just those two things change the ordinary into a very special very YUMMY drink. Thanks so much for this recipe Mexican Hot Chocolate is the best hot chocolate I've ever had. Read More
(150)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
This really is good(and simple)! It reminds me of Farmer Brothers Monterey Hot Chocolate (which I love and they don't stock it in the grocery store only at a cafe I've been to). So it's great that now I can make it at home!:) Also I used a 1/2 cup of milk instead of the 1/4 cup then 1/2 cup of water instead of the 3/4 cup. I do think that next time though I'll add the water first before adding the milk. When I added the milk first(like it says to) then added the water everything was all clumpy. So I had to stick it back in the microwave for another minute. It still turned out very good though. And definately a keeper! I can't wait for it to get cold outside again to have it more often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
This twist to boring hot chocolate is incredible. I know it sounds wierd to add chili but try it! You'll love it. Great for cold nights and a bit of cultural diversity! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
This tasted really quite rich and chocolately but I didn't like that the cinnamon and chili powder doesn't dissolve so it sticks around at the top of the glass and makes it unpleasant to drink. I think I'll try this again but strain it before I drink it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
WOW!! This is it -- the taste I've been searching for!! (I recently watched the movie Chocolat and wondered about the hot chocolate that Johnny was loving.) Now I'm loving it too!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
After I had a Mexican spice mocha at a local espresso stand I wanted a recipe and this is the one I found. Excellent! Remember the movie "Chocolat"? Well this is why Johnny Depp's characters favorite kind of chocolate was hot chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
This is a great recipe! I used only milk no water so really creamy. I made one cup as my family turned up their noses at the ingredients. Guess what after a taste I was making three more cups so I could finish my own thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2005
tasty easy recipe using on-hand ingredients! I used a full cup of milk for more creaminess and melted a little chocolate in a mug to substitute for the syrup as I had none on hand. reminded me a little of chai. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
The chili powder was a nice complement to the cinnamon and chocolate. What a great combination. I was definitely hesitant at first but have always enjoyed trying new things. What a surprise. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2011
I made this with my brother and it tasted like store bought hot chocolate to me. I didn't taste the chili powder but the cinnamon tasted alright. Next time I'm making this with cocoa powder or chocolate squares. Read More
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